Just joined up, this is a really postive forum, and there is heaps on exellent advice.
Anyway we have a 14months red kelpie ( it was sold as a Kelpie X Border collie, really struggling to see any border collie, as we have a 12yr border collier X kelpie, who is black with the white collar & a red tingle in her coat as she has got older). She is a ripper of a dog (got her at 8 weeks, so she hasnt been badly treated) & many suggested not getting another dog (but has really helped with her training) until the older one moves on to greener pastures, which hoping never happens. Sorry anyway I have read lot & feel reasonably experienced with these breeds of dogs (through our older dog, who is the best behavoured dog I have ever meant), but betty is really making walking her quite difficult for my partner (I go sometimes). She is out of control on her walks (she has improved later, but this arvo really made my wife upset). All the necessary steps are in place to keep her busy during the day & have helps of toys & stuff to destroy in the backyard, except for the 2 hr walks a day, she gets 1 hr, go for drives whenever someone some goes out. We live on a suburban block in Brisbane, but has a big back yard.
My question to anyone that can help, what methods seem to work effectively when trying to control her on her walks (not really interested in treats, unless someone can offer a convincive arguement), switched from a choker to a hareness. Punishment is not helpful & can make things worth. She is a good dog, well behaved on all accounts, but the walking lets her down.
Would love to hear from anyone that can help.